MarineBio
July 9, 2008 4:00 PM   Subscribe

The ocean gives us life. It gives us oxygen, the rain, food, excitement, wonder, and mystery. The ocean buffers the weather and helps regulate global temperature. It manages vast amounts of our pollutants, contains all kinds of amazing creatures, and supports all life on our planet. But, the ocean is just now beginning to be understood and with that understanding comes the increasing realization that the ocean is in trouble. Marine conservation efforts are outnumbered by the problems. MarineBio is here to call attention to those issues and to provide information to inspire the actions necessary to address them.
posted by netbros (9 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Why do so many of your posts the last few months read like press releases?
posted by dersins at 4:09 PM on July 9, 2008


Because in many cases I'm using copy from the sites that I am linking to. Is there a better way to do it? I'm willing to improve.
posted by netbros at 4:22 PM on July 9, 2008


That'll do, netbros. That'll do.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:24 PM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


dersins is here to call attention to those issues and to provide information to inspire the actions necessary to address them.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:41 PM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well anyway, I just love it when I learn new things, and I definitely am from MarineBio. For example, I've been walking around today saying epipelagic. Because I can now.
posted by netbros at 4:52 PM on July 9, 2008


The name, “abyssopelagic” comes from the Greek meaning "bottomless abyss", in times where it was thought that the deep ocean never ended. The hadopelagic zone is the area of deep water in the deepest ocean trenches. Hadopelagic is from the Greek for "Hades", or the Greek underworld.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:36 PM on July 9, 2008


contains all kinds of amazing creatures

And sea monsters!
posted by homunculus at 7:02 PM on July 9, 2008


Also, the monthly Carnival of the Blue is a regular blog roundup of the best in ocean blogging. This month's feature is hosted at the Blue Economy.
posted by cephalopodcast at 5:49 AM on July 10, 2008


I'm almost creeped out by how timely this post is to this particular time in my life. Netbros, if you're stalking me, please stop.

That said, I'm in love with this FPP.
posted by Pecinpah at 6:33 AM on July 10, 2008


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